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New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  Plimpton MS 254
Description: ff. 27 - Bound, ca. 1850, in English black morocco. - William Mason, s. XV; gift of Robert Abbdy to Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-1665); Bertram Ashburnham (1797-1878), 4th Earl of Ashburnham; George Dunn (1865-1912); George A. Plimpton (1855-1936). - De Ricci, p. 1799.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 25
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/PlimptonMS254_20

Part 1: ff. 1-27v
Description: - Parchment - 200 x 150 mm
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVmedSearchable Date Range: 1440 - 1460
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Notes: We thank Prof. M. B. Parkes for the dating of the second half of the manuscript, that containing the Treatise on the Astrolabe. The first half, containing John Somer's work on the calendar, might have been copied ca. 1417 (cf. date on the chart, f. 1v), although the eclipse charts are carried forward to 1433.
Number of Texts: 3

Text 1: ff. 1-11v
Title: Computistic material; calendar
Language(s): English
Not Availablef. i verso   Modern note on composition of the treatise.

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Not Availablef. 1   Ownership note of William Mason.

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Not Availablef. 1v   Tables on roman and arabic numerals, on leap years starting in 1367, on moveable feasts.

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Not Availablef. 2   Calendar for January.

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Not Availablef. 2v   Calendar for February.

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Not Availablef. 3   Calendar for March.

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Not Availablef. 3v   Calendar for April.

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Not Availablef. 4   Calendar for May.

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Not Availablef. 4v   Calendar for June.

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Not Availablef. 5   Calendar for July.

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Not Availablef. 5v   Calendar for August.

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Not Availablef. 6   Calendar for September.

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Not Availablef. 6v   Calendar for October.

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Not Availablef. 7   Calendar for November.

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Not Availablef. 7v   Calendar for December.

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Not Availablef. 9   Table on reigning planets in a given hour.

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Not Availablef. 10   Zodiac Man.

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Not Availablef. 10v   Sketch of a male figure, as if intended for Vein Man.

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Not Availablef. 11   Eclipses of the sun.

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Not Availablef. 11v   Eclipses of the moon.

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Text 2: ff. 12-24v
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Title: Tractatus astrolabii
Language(s): English
Not Availablef. 12   Flourished initial.

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Not Availablef. 24v   [No Title for Display]

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Text 3: ff. 24v-27v
Title: Tretise of astrologie and phisiognomie
Language(s): English
Incipit: Whare of a Mannys body is maad …
Not Availablef. 24v   Flourished initial.

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Not Availablef. 27   [No Title for Display]

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Not Availablef. 27v   Signature of Sir Kenelm Digby.

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